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Oct 12, 2012 5:00pm PDT
romney and ryan and the republican congress take a pledge to the middle class people saying we're going to level the playing field. >> reporter: a day after a spirited vice-presidential debate. >> with all due respect that's a bunch malarkey. >> watch out, middle class, the tax bill is coming to you. >> reporter: both candidates headed back to the campaign trail. >> i feel great. >> reporter: paul ryan stopped for breakfast with his family before teaming up with mitt romney in ohio. >> there was one person on the stage with thoughtfulness who was respectful -- >> yeah! >> -- who was steady and poised. >> yeah! >> reporter: the obama campaign said the vice president walked away with the win. but friday, the white house had to defend his answer about the deadly attack in benghazi, libya. >> we weren't told they want more security. >> reporter: former security officials testified this week that they had asked for more manpower. >> he is doubling down on denial. we need to understand what happened. >> reporter: white house officials defended the president. >> matters of security personnel
Oct 11, 2012 5:00pm PDT
. >> reporter: for ryan, tonight is an opportunity to build on mitt romney's strong performance in the first presidential debate. the pressure is on for vice president biden to stop that momentum. >> i expect it to be a home run for biden. >> i anticipate paul ryan's going to clean up tonight. >> reporter: recent polls show likely voters expect paul ryan to have the upper hand tonight. but this supporter believes it will be closer. >> i think it will be a draw. they are both qualified, good speakers. they will relate well. >> reporter: the vp candidates will sit down at the same table to debate domestic and foreign policy issues for 90 minutes. cbs 5 political analyst joe tuman joins us tonight. we want to talk about jobs. the unemployment rate came out on friday 7.8%. how will that play tonight for both sides? >> reporter: i think for the white house, it's an opportunity to talk about progress going in the right direction. it takes some of the steam out of the argument that they haven't been under 8% this whole time. on the other hand, for paul ryan it's an opportunity to talk about the fac
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